Global consulting and engineering company Wood has won a contract to work on UK hybrid carbon capture and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen project Humber Zero.

Appointed as the integration project management contractor (IPMC) for the project, the company will oversee aspects of Humber Zero’s development including the development and integration of the designs across the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) packages.

Wood will also assist the project partners – Phillips 66 Humber Refinery and Vitol’s VPI Immingham power plant – through FEED delivery and the EPC contractor tendering process.

The Humber Zero projects aims to decarbonise the Immingham industrial complex by capturing up to 8m/tCO2 (million tonnes of CO2) per year, to be stored in nearby offshore storage location, a significant percentage of the Humber’s 12.4m/tCO2 emissions.

Humber Zero

Humber Zero

Enthused by the prospect of working with the partners, Giuseppe Zuccaro, President of Process & Chemicals, Wood, said, Wood is focused on driving the global energy transition and a milestone project of this kind could create a model for industrial decarbonisation around the world.”

With Humber Zero’s decarbonisation roadmap detailing plans to become a carbon capture and hydrogen hub, the project could provide energy supply and storage opportunities for industry and National Grid.

Calling Wood’s appointment ‘the next major step in this exciting project’, Jonathan Briggs, Project Director, Humber Zero, sees the UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) supported Humber Zero becoming the UK’s gateway carbon capture project.

As part of the Government’s Green Industrial Revolution 10-point plan, CCS could play a crucial role in achieving the removal of 10-million tonnes of the UK’s annual CO2 emissions by 2030.